In the long view of the history of beer, American Pale Ale is a newcomer. Based on English Pale Ale, American brewers adapted this style into something new. Born out of the reverence English Pale Ales gained during the 1980’s American beer scene, APA is the bold, hoppier cousin of Pale Ale. With an emphasis on American hops, APA is gaining popularity with breweries racing to make these ales with such great hop characters. Since tastes vary, so will the hop from time to time. This beer was brewed with Cashmere and Ahtanum hops.
Cashmere Collin’s Pale Ale #4
Another of our family series, this is a pale ale bordering on being an IPA. We used Ahtanum and Cashmere hops for a light blend of lemon citrus and melon flavor, with a bit of floral nose. We then dry hopped with more Ahtanum hops to give it a bit more aroma. 5.0% ABV, 36.3 IBU, $5/pint
Mikko Suave Sahti
HISTORIC BREW RECIPE: Sahti is a Finnish style beer. Sahti is a beer made with the fresh candles of Juniper and Pine branch needles. Finland is a tough place to obtain hops, so the branches were used to obtain the bitterness needed in the brew. We add just a bit of French hops to maintain […]
Belgian Chocolate Raspberry Stout
Our Belgian Chocolate Raspberry Stout, our winter version of the classic, amplifies the traditional drier versions from Ireland for a bolder, black brew. The addition of both roasted barley, chocolate malted barley, and real raspberry hints give our Stout undertones of chocolate, molasses and fruit. The beer is generously hopped with Goldings hops to balance the sweetness from the malted barley. This winter beer was the favorite at the Door County, WI Beer Festival, but you can drink it here.
Maddy Mo Red Ale
While most of our building was built with Cream City brick from Racine’s quarry located at what is now the Racine Zoo, the lean-to addition to the building was torn down in the 1890’s and rebuilt using Chicago Red style bricks. So here is the Red Ale to go with the Cream Ale representing our building’s past. This is a malty brew, initially sweet on the palate, it finishes with a pleasant dryness.
Kam’s Cream City Ale
You can’t brew in a Cream City brick building without making a Cream Ale, right? Here it is: a beer that is a full flavored, albeit less filling “lawnmower” ale that can be quaffed anytime. Pale malt, a little flaked corn and three different hops give this beer a fresh clean flavor when you just […]
Helles a Place on Earth
This Helles/Maibock is a pale, strong, malty lager beer. Slightly hoppier than your average bock, this one is too good to just serve the traditional springtime and the month of May. A pale version of a traditional bock, or a Munich Helles brewed to bock strength. Dark and rich malt flavors but drier, hoppier, and more bitter than a traditional bock.
Naked Jubota Strong Scotch Ale
This Strong Scotch Ale has been a favorite every year in our homebrew shop. The malts we use impart a wonderful, fresh grain character, while oak aging and the resultant vanilla lingers on the palate. Rich and luxuriously malty, the complexity continues throughout. Dark golden in color, this beer is made with top tier floor malted Pale Ale malt as a base.
Cashmere Collin’s Pale Ale
Our Dry Hopped American Pale Ale (APA) is charged with American hops to create a bold, aromatic ale. Assertive hop flavor joins the pine/citrus aroma characteristic of American hops to balance the full body provided by North American malts.
Hops on the Lam IPA
This Imperial IPA was made a bit differently than most brews. No hops were added until the last 30 minutes of the boil, thus avoiding some of the bitterness that comes from 60 minute hop additions. The result is brilliant hop aroma and flavor, without the accompanying bitterness that is often left on the tongue […]
North Beach Imperial Blonde Ale
An imperial blonde ale, a bit more alcohol, a bit more flavor. We now have four versions of this: Cinnamon Girl, Bobbi Blonde Blood Orange Ale, Pistachio Blonde Ale, and Strawberry Blonde Ale.
Lolo Lemongrass Wit
This Belgian Witbier is a nice light brew for those days when you just need a light refreshing brew. With Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Lemon Grass and Coriander. This is the 3rd in our family series of brews. Lolo’s Wit won a 1st place a few years ago and multiple breweries wanted to brew it. […]
This is a very light & very quaffable brew. Just 3.5% ABV In traditional brewing of Scottish ales these brews were mashed with one or at most two steps, usually at high temperature (often above 160F!) and sparged slowly and often fermented at relatively cold temperatures. Bitterness is low, resulting in a malty beer. The […]
Meggie Mo Maibock
Meggie Mo Maibock from Littleport #5 This was a family project, brewed with help of two brothers and named after our goddaughter! This is a relatively pale & smooth, yet strong (just like her) lager. Medium bodied with notes of honey (just like her), it has a slight toasted, malty aroma and low & spicy […]
Latka Light Bohemian Lager
This is a pale lager made with Bohemian yeast, malts and hops, and not as sweet as the higher ABV version. This has been the best selling beer for our first year as a brewery. This is our light version, the heavier version coming in at 9.2% to 12.7% ABV, while this one is just […]